Using rainwater as an alternative water source has many benefits for both domestic and commercial users. Benefits range from improved water quality to reducing water and utility bills
- Filtered and treated rainwater is of extremely good quality, it is extremely soft and only contains about 5 mg/l of dissolved solids compared to municipal water that contains about 400mg/l.
- Rainwater does not contain any chlorine or sanitizing agents.
- Harvesting and storing rainwater reduces a property's dependence on the municipal water system. A household can significantly reduce their water bill or become independent from the municipal supply. Should there be a problem with the municipal supply your household can still function without the need to make use of tankers etc.
- Washing laundry in rainwater reduces the use if detergent and fabric conditioner.
- Using rainwater conserves water and preserves the environment by putting less pressure on current resources.
- Rainwater has not undergone any chemical treatment, minimizing the risk and exposure to harmfully chemicals to your body.
- Because rainwater is soft, it makes your skin and hair feel soft if you wash in it, you will also have no scale buildup in your electrical appliances like kettles and geysers.
Commercial users can use rainwater as process water for cooling towers, producing steam and also as wash water in industrial processing equipment.